Nursing Home Abuse: It’s Not Just About the Physical

Posted July 8th, 2019 by .

Categories: Nursing home abuse, Personal Injury.

As baby boomers become part of the elderly population, their need for care increases. In some cases, that means seeking services outside the home. Unfortunately, the risk of nursing home abuse poses a reality. And, it’s not just about the physical. A recent news article focused on what may be the nine worst nursing homes […]

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Did a Caretaker Hurt Your Loved One?

Posted July 10th, 2018 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

When you entrust your loved one to a caretaker, you have certain expectations. First and foremost, you want someone who will take care of your family member in your place. You need a trustworthy person who is responsive and compassionate. So, what happens when the person you hire actually hurts your loved one? What can […]

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Nursing Home Rights

Posted November 6th, 2017 by .

Categories: Family Law.

Did you know nursing home residents in New Jersey have certain rights that are guaranteed and protected by the law? This is especially important to know if you have a loved one under this type of care. According to the New Jersey State Department of Health, the rights of elders under nursing home care include: […]

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What Happens if You Fail Your Obligations to Report Child or Elderly Abuse?

Posted August 22nd, 2017 by .

Categories: Family Law.

There is some truth in the statement that reality can be truer than fiction.   A young child confides some atrocity to his teacher.   Since the youngster has already shown evidence of an overactive imagination, the story is brushed off.  After all, why cause problems for the parents?  Later, it turns out the poor child has […]

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Question for Attorney Carbone: I Think My Loved One Living in a Nursing Home is Being Abused. How Can I Tell?

Posted June 19th, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Question: My wife’s mother has gone downhill after losing her husband of 50 years. We decided to put her in a nursing home for her safety and so she can get some social interaction with others. It’s been about two months now and we’ve noticed some odd things. She doesn’t seem as talkative as she once […]

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When You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Posted June 5th, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

No doubt you already have some uneasy feelings. It’s seldom an easy decision to find placement for a loved one in a nursing home. All things considered, you did plenty of investigation before choosing a facility. However, something just doesn’t seem right. Is it possible that your loved one’s injuries are related to nursing home […]

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Will Hidden Video Program Actually Curb Home Healthcare Worker Abuse?

Posted January 3rd, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Concerned that a home healthcare worker is abusing a loved one when you are out of sight?  Then, you might be interested in New Jersey’s new Safe Care Cam program.  The state is offering a means for families to monitor in-home healthcare workers. The idea of setting up cameras to check on those providing care […]

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Lack of Staff a Major Source of Nursing Home Neglect

Posted September 26th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Did you know that Medicare gives New Jersey nursing homes a rating of 3.4? This means that New Jersey is 12th in the nation for quality care in nursing homes. The state has some pretty harsh laws when it comes to the regulations that nursing homes have to follow. However, even with the most stringent […]

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Think That Bedsores are Nursing Home Abuse? Most Probably.

Posted May 10th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

  Bedsores aren’t a very comfortable condition.  The truth is they are avoidable.  And, when you entrust your loved one to a nursing home, you expect the best care.  This does not mean you expect them to have even one bedsore. It was a hard decision for the Franco family to bring their mom to […]

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The Scary Secrets People Need to Know About Nursing Homes

Posted April 5th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

We’ve all heard the horror tales of nursing home abuse.  Consider this South Jersey news article highlighting the hidden secrets that go on behind the scenes.  How is this even possible? A licensed practical nurse decided it was her job to do the “right thing.”  She reported an incident she found improper.  We applaud her […]

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